Disclaimers / Disclosures - Mattress Clarity

Disclaimers / Disclosures

We wanted to create this page to clear up any confusion about how we create the content of this website, what our relationships are with the manufacturers in the industry, etc.  We believe in transparency, and we want to use this page to be as transparent as possible with all aspects of our website.  We are also disclosing this information in an effort to be in accordance with the FTC’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising“. 16 CFR, Part 255

Receiving Free Products

In most cases for our reviews, we received the product for free in exchange for us considering writing a review (in some cases, where noted specifically, we may just provide a summary of the findings of customers elsewhere).  Just because we receive a product does not mean we will publish a review.  We didn’t start this website so that we could write scathing reviews of products.  If we don’t think a mattress lives up to our standards, then we will not write a review on our site.  The content of our reviews is my true opinion (and I do my best to attempt to lead you in the right direction rather than making blanket statements that a certain mattress is “the best”).  With that being said, we have received the following products for free:

4Sleep mattress

Ameena mattress

Amerisleep mattress

Authenticity 50 sheets

Aviya mattress

Bear mattress

Bedgear Sheets

Brooklinen sheets set

Brentwood Home mattresses (several models)

Brooklyn Bedding mattress

Casper mattress

E3 mattress

Easy Breather Pillow (Nest Bedding)

Endy Mattress

Eve mattress

FIN Bed mattress

Ghostbed mattress

Helix mattress

HIBR Pillow

Hyphen mattress

I Love My Pillow pillow

Layla mattress

Leesa mattress

Live and Sleep mattress

Loom & Leaf mattress

Lull mattress

Luxi mattress

myCloud mattress

Nest Bedding mattresses (Honest Beds, Alexander, Love Bed)

Nolah mattress

Novosbed mattress

Ooroo bed

Organica mattress

PlushBeds mattress (Botanical Bliss)

Saatva mattress

Sonno Bed Mattress

SOL Sheets

Sonno Bed Pillow

Spindle mattress

Switch mattress

Tuft & Needle mattress

Winkbeds mattress

Wright mattress

Yogabed mattress

Zinus mattress

Affiliate Links

In some cases on our reviews you may find “affiliate links.”  Essentially what that means is that if you click the link and make a purchase, we will receive a commission.  This comes at no cost to you whatsoever.  It simply means that the origin of the sale is tracked back to our website.  We may also provide a coupon for a product that is used to track the source of a sale, for which we are then compensated.

Not all companies pay a commission, so in an effort to provide full transparency for those reading the reviews, below we disclose the list of companies with whom we have a direct affiliate relationship (either through direct link or coupons we provide).  These products/companies are:

4Sleep mattress

Ameena mattress

Amerisleep mattress

Authenticity 50 Sheets

Aviya mattress

Bear mattress

Bedgear Sheets

Brooklinen sheets set

Brentwood Home mattresses (several models)

Brooklyn Bedding mattress

Easy Breather Pillow (Nest Bedding)

Endy mattress

Eve mattress

FIN Bed mattress

Ghostbed mattress

Helix mattress

Hyphen mattress

I Love My Pillow pillow

Layla mattress

Leesa mattress

Live and Sleep mattress

Loom & Leaf mattress

Lull mattress

Luxi mattress

myCloud mattress

Nest Bedding mattresses (Honest Beds, Alexander, Love Bed)

Nolah mattress

Novosbed mattress

Ooroo bed

Organica mattress

PlushBeds mattress (Botanical Bliss)

Purple mattress

Saatva mattress

Sonno Bed (mattress and pillow)

Spindle mattress

Tuft & Needle mattress

Winkbeds mattress

Wright mattress

Zinus mattress

We may also may link to general e-commerce sites where we receive an affiliate commission, though we have no direct relationship with the company that manufactures the product (eg we link to the particular mattress via Amazon.com and receive a commission, though this is purely a relationship with Amazon, and not a relationship with that mattress company).  These other, general ecommerce sites include:

Amazon.com

Wayfair.com

Sponsored Content

We do not allow sponsored content on our website.  All the content comes from us and we do not allow any outside party to provide content on our website.

Our Philosophy

We created this website with a few goals.  First, most consumers get very confused when trying to decide on a mattress.  Next, liking a certain mattress is a very personal choice that depends on many different factors, meaning there is certainly no one “best” mattress.  Lastly, there is a lot of marketing hype in the industry that can lead a lot of people away from making a good choice.

With that in mind, we just wanted to provide information that attempts to simplify the process for you.  We try to break down what the key parts of each mattress is and whom the mattress might be good for.  Opinions on the site are my own (Joe Auer), and should be treated as opinons, not final verdicts.  Generally I try to avoid making statements like, “this is the best mattress,” though you will see ratings for the products, sometimes broken down by category (eg best innerspring mattresses).  Again these are subjective scores and rankings which reflect my own opinions and personal biases.  That is because finding a “best” mattress depends on many different factors, like weight, sleeping position, and personal preferences.  I suggest you use the information on the site as a starting point for your own mattress selection.

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